EMMY WATCH 2008: Outstanding ACTOR, Comedy

Today I want to focus some of my attention on the comedy nominees, starting with the lead actors –

Clockwise from top left: Alec Baldwin, 30 ROCK; Steve Carell, THE OFFICE; Lee Pace, PUSHING DAISIES; Charlie Sheen, TWO AND A HALF MEN; (Center) Tony Shalhoub, MONK

Should Win: I love me some Lee Pace.  He is brilliant as Ned the Piemaker on PUSHING DAISIES.  I also think that 30 ROCK wouldn’t be nearly as funny as it is without Alec Baldwin (It’s important to note that I would also be okay with Tony Shalhoub and Steve Carell taking this one).

Will Win: Four of my favorite people on TV and one of my least favorite.  It wouldn’t surprise me if the Emmys picked my least favorite, Charlie Sheen from 2.5 MEN.  I just don’t get the appeal of that show.

Should Be Nominated: I don’t get the appeal of MY NAME IS EARL, either, but Jason Lee does some great comedy work.  I’m also always pissed that Zach Braff is left off of the list for SCRUBS.